King Pine Ski Area, New Hampshire

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King Pine Ski Area in New Hampshire & Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 350ft/107m, total trails 17, closest airport 50mi/81km, lifts 5, and more. King Pine Ski Area is located in Madison NH and was developed by the Hoyt Family who had a long history of operating a successful summer resort business and saw […]

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King Pine Ski Area in New Hampshire & Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 350ft/107m, total trails 17, closest airport 50mi/81km, lifts 5, and more.

King Pine Ski Area is located in Madison NH and was developed by the Hoyt Family who had a long history of operating a successful summer resort business and saw the need to bring winter recreation to the area.

The ski area opened in Dec 1962, with just a double chairlift, three trails, and an open slope area. The ski business was a natural complement to the Purity Spring Resort, as it provided accommodations for destination travellers from outside the local area in both the winter and summer.

King Pine Ski Area is located along a quiet stretch of Eaton Rd, across from Purity Lake. After enjoying success in the early years, the ski area in expanded in 1968 by adding much needed advanced to expert terrain on the North Side, including Pine Brule the ski area’s only double black run.

To combat the times when Mother Nature isn’t so generous providing snow to cover the slopes, the ski area added snowmaking equipment in the mid-1970’s to ensure the trails are always coated in white.

Over the years King Pine Ski Area continues to find ways to accommodate families, including adding night skiing during the 1982-1983 season on eight trails from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, on select nights. Today, King Pine Ski Area has grown into a ski area with an authentic charm that’s hard to find in larger ski areas.

On the Slopes

  • If you study the trail map of King Pine Ski Area, you’ll notice that most of the trail names contain the word “Pine”; another one of the quaint features of the mountain. The advanced terrain of Pitch Pine and Jack Pine, plus the White Pine Intermediate trail offers some fun on the slopes.
  • The terrain park experience at King Pine Ski Area is comprised of the beginner park with small jumps and various jibs, plus the Twisted Pine Terrain Park for enthusiasts with skills necessary to tackle small and medium jumps, a culvert, an A-Frame Box, Flat Rails and a Monster Box.
  • The King Pine Ski Area Ski and Snowboard School is home to a dedicated group of certified instructors who will help you with various programs and lessons for all ages, including the Children’s Knee-Hi lessons for ages three to seven, plus group and private lessons. There is also the popular 1-2-3 Ski and Snowboard Packages.
  • There is a Day Care facility located in the day lodge for infants to age six. Games, crafts, and other engaging activities will more than occupy your child’s time, while you enjoy the slopes.

Off the Slopes

  • The Lodge at the King Pine Ski Area is your best option if you want to walk out the door and be on the slopes. There are 17 rooms available located above the day lodge. There is also a cafeteria, and a small retail outlet located in the day lodge for your convenience.
  • The Purity Spring Resort has a been a staple in this area since 1911, the property is located less than a 5-minute ride away from the mountain, and features various lodging types that are great for family use. The Inn, Millbrook, The Mill, Hillside and Fireside Cottages are a great destination any time of the year. There are fitness facilities, indoor pool options, and dining available at Traditions Restaurant and Pub.
  • You can find other accommodation in the town of North Conway, only 10mi/16kms to the north, where you will find many local hotels and motels, along with a variety of national hotel chains to cater to all your needs.
  • As you enjoy the North Conway shopping district, remember the shopping is tax-free in New Hampshire, and dining options range from fast food all the way to fine dining.
  • The Pine Meadows Snowtubing Park has three lanes serviced by a rope tow and is fun for the entire family. There are also 22km/14mi of Nordic Trails, 28km/17mi of snowshoe trails, sleigh rides, and an outdoor ice skating facility with a roof that covers the ice. There are also, Nordic lessons available.
  • On weekends you can leave the driving to King Pine. The shuttle service operates from the main day lodge at the King Pine Ski Area to the Purity Spring Resort. Call 603-367-8896 for more info.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Closed

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
350 ft / 107 m

Base Elevation:
500 ft / 152 m

Summit Elevation:
850 ft / 259 m

Skiable Area:
50 acres

Average Snowfall:
120 in / 305 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 17

Beginner: 7 (41%)

Intermediate: 6 (35%)

Advanced: 3 (18%)

Expert: 1 (6%)

Terrain Parks & Pipes: 2

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes


Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: No

Adaptive Ski Programs: Yes

Childcare: Yes

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Portland ME, 50mi / 81km

Nearest Major City:
Portland ME, 55mi / 89km

Nearest Town/City:
Conway NH, 10mi / 16km

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Dec 13 to Mar 29

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Open Days: Open Daily

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri, 9:00am to 4:00pm : Sat-Sun, 8:30am to 4:00pm : Night Skiing Tue, Fri, Sat & during holidays, 4:00pm to 9:00pm : Hours maybe subject to change.

Night Skiing: Select Nights

Lift Ticket Prices


Lift Information

Total Lifts: 5

Triple Chairs: 3

Surface Lifts: 2


Mountainside: Yes

Within 20mi / 33km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

What our Convenience Rankings™ mean

Portland Intl Jetport  (PWM)
Distance: 50 mi / 81 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Manchester Boston Regional Airport  (MHT)
Distance: 92 mi / 148 km
Ranking: Least Convenient

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-800-373-3754

Direct Phone: 603-367-8896

Snow Phone: 603-367-4040

Helpful Links

Official Ski Resort Site

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Day Care

More Helpful Links

North Conway Guide